Scotty Alexander Dies at Age 93
Earlier this week William "Scotty" Alexander passed away at the age of 93. Alexander played a single game for the Bears in the 1950's. Alexander moved from Baltimore to Hershey and became the Bears trainer in the mid-1940s. A position he held well into the 1970s.
His single game was during the 1953-54 season in Buffalo as a replacement for the injured Gordie "Red" Henry. According to Obie O'Brien, "We had 16 players and a trainer. He played well for us but we lost. We tried to let him see the puck and push people out in front of him." Alexander also served as backup goaltender in 1940 with the old Baltinore Orioles of the Eastern League.
Alexander fame in Hershey is legendary. From Scotty Alexander puck night to a feature picture and article in the game day program, the former trainer is betterr known then many former players. To former Bear players ,he is mentioned in the same breath as Mike Nykoluk and Frank Mathers.
(photos: Alexander featured on the cover of a game program & rare 1940 picture of Alexander in a Baltimore Orioles Eastern Hockey League uniform)